Tyndale Confers First Earned Doctorates

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This May, Tyndale Seminary awarded its first earned doctorates in the 118 year history of the institution. Sixteen Doctor of Ministry (DMin) candidates received their degrees at the Tyndale Seminary Graduation Ceremony at Richmond Hill Christian Community Church.

“This cohort enthusiastically tried out a number of aspects of our curriculum design and their feedback has made it an even better program,” said Dr. Paul Bramer, Director of Tyndale’s DMin program and Professor of Christian Formation and Leadership. Dr. Bramer developed much of the curriculum and structure of the Doctor of Ministry program and says that he is, “very proud of the hard work and scholarship which these grads have demonstrated.” The recent graduates are members of Tyndale’s first DMin cohort which began in 2009. Over 1000 guests attended the ceremony where graduate diplomas, Master’s degrees, and Doctorates of Ministry were conferred.

“This is a very diverse group; diverse in their ministry roles and diverse in their ethnic backgrounds but what they had in common was a desire to see how the Church could be more missional,” says Dr. Bramer of the DMin graduates. “Their research and projects were practical but they also added to our understanding of models and theory of ministry. Already seminars, manuals, and books are being produced from their research.”

The fourth cohort of Tyndale’s Doctor of Ministry began Monday May 28th with 17 additional DMin Candidates.


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